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Postdoctoral Scholar
Area:   Materials Science/Engineering
Position Title:   Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Code:   ASENG2365A
Status:   Closed/Reviewing
Description:   The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The project will involve nanomaterial synthesis and interface engineering, writing papers describing the results of the evaluations and investigations, and supervising graduate and undergraduate assistants working on these projects. Projects are highly interdisciplinary. Appointees will have opportunities to work and interact with research groups in other universities, National Laboratories and industrial partner research laboratories. Occasional travel is required.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications:   We are seeking a highly motivated individual with recent PhD in Polymer Science or related fields. Intensive experience in polymer synthesis is essential. Hands-on experience with self-assembly is a plus and knowledge in 1D material synthesis is highly desirable. Candidates who are self-motivated, rigorous and responsible with a track record showing the ability to do independent research work are encouraged to apply.
Salary:   Negotiable, based on the University of California Pay Schedule and Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date:   05/26/2011
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted via this website.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

For more information:   Please contact Professor Jennifer Lu at jlu5@ucmerced.edu

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